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Update from Jon Whitcombe, Trust Principal -

Secondary Statement

As you will be aware, the DfE has stated that Year 10 and Year 12 students will receive some “face to face” contact with their teachers during Term 6. Currently, we are awaiting guidance from the DfE as to what this means in practice. 

Once the guidance is published we will develop our plans and make the necessary arrangements. On June 1st we will write to you explaining what “face to face” means in practice and we will be in a position to confirm when this will commence. 

Please note that the current arrangements for online teaching for Years 10 and 12 will continue until further notice.

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A Levels - Home

Advanced level qualifications (known as A levels) are subject-based qualifications that can lead to university, further study, training, or work. You can normally study three or more A levels over two years. They’re usually assessed by a series of examinations.

WHAT GRADES DO I NEED TO TAKE A LEVELS?

You normally need:

  • at least five GCSEs at grades 9 to 4

  • at least grade 5/6 or sometimes 7 in the specific subject(s) you want to study

HOW ARE A-LEVELS DIFFERENT FROM GCSES?

There’s quite a big leap in difficulty level between GCSE and A-level. A subject that you thought you’d got your head around will suddenly become a lot more complex!

You’ll be studying things in more detail and you’ll probably find that your teacher or tutor expects a lot more independent study and engagement from you than they did at GCSE level.

At The Whitstable School Sixth Form you can do A Levels in the following subjects: Art, English Literature, Biology, Photography, History and Psychology.

Check out the subject pages and get a head start on some required reading.